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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Perennial, leafy; ± minutely strigose.
Stem: generally many, ± decumbent or erect, 2–10 dm.
Leaf: 5–18 cm; leaflets 7–25, 5–25 mm, elliptic, ovate, or obovate, midrib often raised abaxially, margins ± green, tips obtuse or shallowly notched.
Inflorescence: flowers 10–30, spaced, spreading or ascending.
Flower: calyx green, lobes 0.7–2.6 mm; petals ± white to pale yellow, banner 8–13 mm, recurved 60–90°, keel 6.2–10.8 mm, keel, wing claws 2.2–4.9 mm, keel blade 4.3–6.4 mm, > keel claw.
Fruit: spreading or ± ascending, 25–60 mm, 12–32 mm wide, bladdery, sparsely hairy to glabrous, drying thinly papery; beak erect, pointed, compressed side-to-side; chamber 1; deciduous. Much like Astragalus macrodon (hairs ± spreading, ± wavy; leaflet margins purple); like Astragalus pomonensis (leaflets 25–41; keel blade <= keel claw); vars. ± intergrade. [Online Interchange]
1. Calyx tube ± evenly hairy throughout, lobes longer than wide, generally 1.4–2.5 mm (intergrades in SnBr with var. parishii) ..... var. douglasii
1' Calyx tube most densely hairy between lobes, lobes ± as wide as long, generally 0.7–2.2 mm
2. St prostrate to ± ascending; peduncle incurved-ascending, in fruit often prostrate ..... var. parishii
2' St ± stiffly erect; peduncle erect, in fruit erect ..... var. perstrictus
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